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Saturday, January 3, 1835.+-

Vandalia, IL.

Select committee reports objections and recommends rejection of amendments to act concerning public roads. Lincoln votes nay with minority on motion to table bill and amendments until July 4, 1835, usual method of killing bill.House Journal.

Tuesday, January 3, 1837.+-

Vandalia, IL.

[Lincoln's name does not appear in proceedings.House Journal.]

Thursday, January 3, 1839.+-

Vandalia, IL.

[Lincoln's name is not mentioned in proceedings.House Journal.]

Friday, January 3, 1840.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln is appointed to committee with Nance of Sangamon and Moore of McLean to consider petition of Sangamon County citizens asking for change in Menard County line. He votes to table bill dealing with estrays, and votes against printing 1,500 copies of report on public expenditures. On Lincoln's motion, Senate bill to incorporate Clinton Steam Mill Co. is passed.House Journal.

Monday, January 3, 1842.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes parting letter to Joshua F. Speed, who is about to move to Kentucky. Knowing that Speed is tormented by doubts about his coming marriage, Lincoln gives him encouragement and begs him to forget "reason" and let love have free rein. "Candidly," he writes, "were not those heavenly black eyes, the whole basis of all your early reasoning on the subject?"Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, [3? January 1842], CW, 1:265-66.

Tuesday, January 3, 1843.+-

Springfield, IL.

Before Committee of Whole, trial of Thomas C. Browne begins. By permission, Judge Browne and Lincoln, his counsel, T. Drummond, C. Hempstead, A. L. Holmes, and T. S. Campbell, members of Galena bar who brought charges, with their attorneys Lamborn and Spring, take seats in House.ISLA—Bulletin, No. 56.

Wednesday, January 3, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

McRoberts, attorney for appellant in McDonald v. Fithian & Juneau (SC), moves that deposition of J. H. Murphy taken in case pending in Circuit Court of Vermilion between Cunningham and defendant be filed and read, deposition having been read in circuit court. Motion is resisted by Lincoln & Logan for appellees.Record.

Friday, January 3, 1845.+-

Springfield, IL.

Dorman et ux. v. Lane is reargued before Supreme Court by Lincoln for plaintiff and Trumbull for defendant. Lincoln wins when decree of lower court is reversed (6 Ill. 143). Morgan v. Griffin, in which Lincoln represents defendant, is continued. Record.

Lincoln writes and signs reply to assignment in Hall v. Irwin et al.Herndon-Weik Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln are doubtless among 400 attending party at N. W. Edwards' home. [Meeting is held in state house to form state colonization society. Sangamo Journal, 23 January 1845.]

Saturday, January 3, 1846.+-

Springfield, IL.

Wren v. Moss et al. is argued by Bryan, attorney for plaintiff. Lincoln is also attorney for plaintiff and Thomas for defendant.Record.

Monday, January 3, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes against resolution to inquire into expediency of proposing peace without indemnity. It is rejected 41-137. Ashmun moves to amend resolution of thanks to Gen. Taylor for his victory at Buena Vista by inserting, "in a war unnecessarily and unconstitutionally begun by the President." Whigs force adoption of amendment, Lincoln voting aye.Globe.

[Herndon deposits $500 in Lincoln's bank account at Robert Irwin's store, his share of fee from Siter Price & Co. Irwin Ledger.]

Wednesday, January 3, 1849.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln votes to table resolution whereby House would purchase copies of The Constitution, by William Hickey, to be distributed to libraries and institutions. Motion carries. He votes to table resolution criticizing secretary of treasury for method of administering Tariff of 1848. Resolution is tabled. Globe.

Monday, January 3, 1853.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Legislature convenes for regular session.]

Wednesday, January 3, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Illinois legislature completes organization. Anti-Nebraska members elect speaker and all other officers of House; in Senate they elect secretary and clerk. Lincoln, watching developments with his own candidacy in mind, telegraphs result to E. B. Washburne. Abraham Lincoln to Elihu B. Washburne, 6 December [January] 1855, CW, 2:303-4.

Monday, January 3, 1859.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes to his wife's aunt Maria L. Bullock, of Kentucky. Lincoln is attempting to collect money from the sale of Bullock's Springfield lots. Lincoln reports, "It annoys me to have to say that I can not collect money now. I now believe the quickest way I can get your money is for me to buy the debts of you, as soon as I can get in any money of my own to do it with. I keep some money loaned at ten per cent; and when I can get hold of some, it would be a ready investment for me to just take these debts off your hands; and I shall try to do so." Abraham Lincoln to Maria Bullock, 3 January 1859, CW, 3:348.

Lincoln & Herndon collect $289.91 from former sheriff John Cook on execution of Chambers v. Inslee, which they won for plaintiff, and Lincoln signs receipt. Photocopy.

Tuesday, January 3, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln's work in U.S. Court begins when Rice v. Wing, in which he argued demurrer June 21, 1859, is called. With Logan and Gillespie, Lincoln appears for defendant, and obtains leave to plead by January 5, 1860. Record.

Thursday, January 3, 1861.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Sen. Simon Cameron (Pa.), candidate for Republican nomination in 1860: "Since seeing you things have developed which make it impossible for me to take you into the cabinet. . . . I suggest that you write me declining the appointment, in which case I do not object to its being known that it was tendered you." Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 3 January 1861, CW, 4:169-70.

Apparently telegraphs Cameron letter is in mail. Cameron to Lincoln, 5 January 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes to U.S. Senator William H. Seward, of New York. Seward warned, "A plot is forming to seize the Capitol on or before" the March 4 inaugural. Lincoln expresses more concern about February 13, the day that the electoral college will meet to certify the election. He writes, "If the two Houses refuse to meet...or meet without a quorum of each, where shall we be? I do not think that this counting is constitutionally essential to the election; but how are we to proceed in absence of it?" William H. Seward to Abraham Lincoln, 29 December 1860, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 3 January 1861, CW, 4:170-71; The New-York Times, 15 February 1861, 1:3-4.

Grants interview to Jeriah Bonham, owner-editor, Chicago "Farmer's Advocate." Jeriah Bonham, Fifty Years' Recollections with Observations and Reflections on Historical Events, giving Sketches of Eminent Citizens—their Lives and Public Services (Peoria, IL: Franks, 1883), 184.

Friday, January 3, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President transmits to Senate treaty with tribe of Potawatomi Indians. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 3 January 1862, CW, 5:89.

At 8 P.M. attends lecture by Horace Greeley entitled "The Nation," the fifth in a series hosted by the Washington Lecture Association, at the Smithsonian Institution. Occupies seat on platform. Discourtesy toward President exhibited by Fremont clique. National Republican (Washington, DC), 4 January 1862, 2:2; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 4 January 1862, 2d ed., 3:1.

Saturday, January 3, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Sen. Browning (Ill.) confers with President about Confederates attacking Fortress Monroe, Va. Browning, Diary.

Prof. Benjamin N. Martin, "University of the City of New York," calls on Lincoln regarding restoration of Gen. Benham's commission. Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Holt, 3 January 1863, CW, 6:35.

Deputation of thirty Jews, including a distinguished Rabbi, meet with the President regarding General Ulysses S. Grant's Order No. 11 banishing Jews from his department. Upon hearing the facts, Lincoln rescinds the order. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 5 January 1863, 2d ed., 2:1.

President sends to Senate convention for adjustment of claims between U.S. and Ecuador. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 3 January 1863, CW, 6:35-36.

Receives word that U.S.S. "Monitor" has foundered in gale off Cape Hatteras, N.C. Nicolay to Bates, 4 January 1863, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Committee composed of Giles F. Filley, merchant, and James E. Yeatman, banker, of St. Louis presents memorial of citizens asking relief for Reverend McPheeters. Abraham Lincoln to Samuel R. Curtis, 2 January 1863, CW, 6:33-34.

Lincoln responds to appeal: "Let this woman have her boy out of Old Capitol Prison." Endorsement, 3 January 1863, CW, 6:35.

Sunday, January 3, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Sunday evening John T. Hall of Albany, N.Y., visits Lincoln at White House. They talk about appointment to Supreme Court in case Chief Justice Taney dies. Hall to Lincoln, 17 October 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, January 3, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets. Three members present. Welles, Diary.

Lincoln asks Sec. Seward to find, if possible, consulate for Col. Philip Figyelmesy, former aide-de-camp on staff of Gen. Julius Stahel. [Appointment as consul at Demerara, British Guiana, confirmed by Senate on January 30, 1865.] Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 3 January 1865, CW, 8:195-96.